Pingdom is a service which lets you keep track of the uptime of your website. It alerts you through various methods whenever your website goes down. Not so long ago, Pingdom had started giving a free account with the most basic services which worked fine with its free iPhone app. The app let you know when your site suffered from downtime along with the exact timings and such details. This app along with Twitter, email and SMS notifications was a bonus for webmasters.
eBuddy is one of the oldest players in multi-network chat clients and is available on almost every mobile platform out there. The free ad-supported version of eBuddy for the iPhone was released a long time ago, but now eBuddy Pro has been launched for $4.99 along with lots of new features that are already available in other IM apps for the iPhone. This includes sending pictures, changing display pictures as well as push notifications for 3 days. But are these enough to compete with the likes of Beejive and IM+?
Tweetie 2, the best Twitter client in the App Store just got updated to 2.1 (for free this time) with a huge list of feature additions and fixes. This version brings support for new Twitter features such as Lists, Retweet ( the new Twitter standard ones) , Geotagging, spam reporting, tweet stream ‘gap’ detection and much much more.
MacRumors have dug up a new job listing for an iPhone Software Engineer to work on the iPhone and iPod Touch Maps team to take the Maps app to the next level. And this is what Apple means by ‘next level’:
If you’re an iPhone user and love it, then these coasters are just for you. Exact replicas of the icons found on the iPhone, these coasters are the perfect gift for an Apps lover. iPhone Apps Coasters offers these in three sets which include Core Apps, Home Apps and Media Apps. The renderings for these coasters have been taken from the icons in iPhone 1.1.4 firmware so you can be sure they’re authentic.
Apple has rolled out Mac OS X 10.6.2 update. Apple regards this update as a release, that focuses on security, compatibility and stability aspects. Mac OS X 10.6.2 is the second update to be rolled out since the launch of Snow Leopard, three months back. Mac OS X 10.6.2 fixes the Guest Account Bug, which deleted user’s data when the user logged in as a Guest. It also brings an end to Intel Atom support which is bad news for hackintosh netbooks who want to upgrade to 10.6.2. The second Mac OS X update is said to contain fixes for more than 30 bugs. Apple recommends all the Mac OS X users to upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6.2.
blacksn0w, the free unlock for iPhone 3G/3GS with baseband 05.11.07 has just gone live. It can be downloaded form blackra1n. blackra1n RC3 has also gone live with the release and is now Tiger + PPC compatible for the Mac OS X version. Check out our helpful guides on unlocking and jailbreaking using blackra1n RC3:
blackra1n RC3 will be released today to the public by George Hotz, the wonder kid who excels in jailbreaking and unlocking iPhone and iPod Touch. We’ve published a guide here to get the jailbreak up and running on your iPhone 3G and 3GS. A lot of people run into common issues while jailbreaking their iPhones so here’s a troubleshooting guide that should help you diagnose most problems. Don’t hesitate to use the comments section if you need more help!
Important Note: The new Spirit jailbreak tool has been released which provides an untethered jailbreak. This means that you don’t have to re-jailbreak your iPod Touch 3G or iPhone 3GS after every reboot. Please use this guide to jailbreak all iPod Touch models with OS 3.1.2/3.1.3 untethered using Spirit Jailbreak! and use this one to jailbreak iPhone 3G/3GS with OS 3.1.3/3.1.2 untethered!
Important: iPhone OS 3.1.3 has been released for the iPhone and iPod Touch. We’ve got a new guide up on how to jailbreak iPhone 3.1.3 and iPod Touch 3.1.3 with redsn0w 0.9.4. Don’t upgrade to iPhone OS 3.1.3 if you’re using an unlocked iPhone 3G/3Gs or a jailbroken iPod Touch 2G (MC Model)/3G. The redsn0w guide is for iPhone 2G/3G jailbreak and iPod Touch 1G/2G ( non MC Models) only.
blackra1n RC3 will be released today for the iPhone 3G and 3GS today and brings hacktivation as a new feature ( check out the change log here) . This is great news for those who had upgraded to 05.11.07 baseband and were waiting for a way to unlock their iPhones! For those who still haven’t jailbroken their iPhone 3G/3GS with OS 3.1.2, here’s a quick guide on how to do that with blackra1n RC3.
George has declared today the sn0w day as he’ll be releasing blacksn0w with blackra1n RC3. blacksn0w is the first ever unlock for 05.11.07 baseband on the iPhone. The change log as well as instructions are now available. As promised, here’s the complete guide on how to hacktivate your iPhone 3G/3GS with blackra1n RC3.